José Latour on Cuban policy and politics
"Although he never before had visited prosperous cities in the West, the database manager was not so much impacted by affluence as by freedom. It amazed him to watch newscasts in which Spanish parliamentarians from different political parties openly and respectfully disagreed about what was best for their country. Nobody called his opponent a traitor, a rat, or a worm just because the other was a Nationalist, a Socialist, a Christian Democrat, a Communist, or a Liberal. Legislative decisions were made by majority; unanimity was something had ever heard of."But wait! There's more:
"Under capitalism, many nations had achieved what he had been led to believe only communist societies could: free education and health care."You may not be surprised to learn that Latour has settled in Canada and not the United States since leaving Cuba.
© Peter Rozovsky 2009